Ukrainian Heraldry Society
|Ukrainian Heraldry Society|
|Type||Organizations based in Ukraine|
Ukrainian Heraldry Society (Ukrainian: Українське геральдичне товариство, Ukrayinske Heraldychne Tovarystvo or UHT) is an Ukrainian non-governmental public organisation, which works on researches in heraldry, sphragistics (sigillography), vexillology, genealogy, emblem creating.
The Society was founded in 1990 in Lviv. Since 1995 it is a member of the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (Federation internationale des associations vexillologiques or FIAV) and the International Confederation of Genealogy and Heraldry (Confédération Internationale de Généalogie et d’Héraldique or CIGH).
UHT unites the main professionals: historians, lawyers, archives and museum workers out of all Regions of Ukraine. The annual scientific heraldic conferences are held, where common questions are discussed together with the scientists of neighbor countries. Also the subject seminars, exhibitions are being organized, different materials published. Since 1993 the bulletin "Znak" (the Sign) is being published by the UHT. Next periodical publications are: "Genealogichni zapysky" (Genealogical Memoirs, since 2000), "Reyestr osobovykh herbiv UHT" (Register of the Private Coat-of-Arms, since 2003) and "Korporatyvnyi herbivnyk" (Corporative Armorial, since 2010).
There is active cooperation with the archives and scientific institutions.
Ukrainian Heraldry Society makes catalogues of municipal emblems and flags, gives an overall help to local authorities on questions of archive materials, reconstruction of historical symbols or elaboration of the new ones. Members of the Society provide researches in heraldry, genealogy, emblems, sphragistics; they also consult and execute draft works on questions of creating of emblems and flags.